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Telephone, Web Camera, Phone App, and Email for Pediatric Telehealth?

For many working parents, finding the time to take a sick child to the doctor can be a challenge.  But with the rise of telemedicine, including in pediatrics, busy parents are able to connect with providers on demand.  Along with more “traditional” telemedicine, which incorporate two-way video, diagnostic equipment, and laboratory tests, many providers are […]

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CTeL 2014 Non Profit Members: gpTRAC, CCHMC, UPMC

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is pleased to have the support of three prominent non profit organizations known for their expertise in the delivery of telemedicine as 2014 CTeL Non Profit Members: Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center-Center for Telehealth University of Pittsburgh […]

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State Legislatures and Telehealth Legal Issues: CTeL Speaks to NCSL

The past year has brought a number of telehealth-related developments at the state level, from states whose Medicaid programs began to reimburse for telemedicine care for the first time, to those that took steps to expand private insurance coverage.  So it was fitting that The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) […]

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Teleradiology Market Likely to Increase 22 percent Globally by 2019

The global teleradiology market, valued at $920 million in 2012, is expected to grow by 22.3% (CAGR) from 2013 to 2019, reaching an estimated value of $3.78 billion in 2019, according to a new market report released earlier this month by Transparency Market Research “Teleradiology Market (X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI and Nuclear Imaging) – Global […]

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Telemedicine for Veterans: Congress Extends Coverage

The Veterans Administration (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telehealth, and thanks to a provision included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, it seems that trend will continue.  As first reported by Pennsylvania’s Erie TV News, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) secured an extension of the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP), […]

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Telemedicine & Prescribing: Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work … When They Don’t

Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work … And When They Don’t  will be the topic for The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law’s (CTeL) January 2014 Brown Bag Webinar.   The webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 12 noon – 1:00 pm (EST). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) […]

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Treating Patients over Skype? CTeL Webinar Focuses on Prescribing Case

It is relatively rare for state medical board actions to make the national news, but one 2012 case made waves in media throughout the country. Dr. Thomas Trow, an unemployed physician licensed in Oklahoma, was found to have been using Skype to conduct visits from home (because of his own health problems) with patients to […]

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Easier Stark Law Compliance? CMS Expands Exemptions

For many health care providers, the Stark anti-kickback law, designed to eliminate self-referrals, can be the source of headaches, particularly as physicians seek to ensure compliance as they transition to the use of electronic health records (EHR).  Thanks to an end-of-the year decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department […]

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Who “Won” and “Lost” with FDA Medical App Regulations?

With its September, 2013 release of long-awaited guidance on mobile health care apps, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided some clarity to an industry that has been experiencing exponential growth, but that had been lacking in regulation.  But what will these new rules really mean for mHealth industry players, from small startup app developers […]

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Report: Productive Time for Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators

For the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators (NLCA), the past two years have been productive.  Per the organization’s 2012-2013 annual report, 24 states are now enrolled in the compact, which allows nurses from member states to receive multistate licenses.  Further, the organization’s future strategic plans seek to ensure that this growth continues through member collaboration. As […]

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